Black History Month
1st – 31st October 2021
In October, the UK celebrates Black History Month. For the entire month, a wide range of events are held across the country celebrating African and Caribbean cultures and histories, including everything from food festivals to music workshops, educational seminars and lectures. Black History Month is an annual observance which originated in the United States where it is also known as African American History Month.
It has been evidenced numerous times in healthcare journals and academic papers that Black people were more than four times as likely as white people to be detained under the Mental Health Act. Whereas Black women experience significantly higher rates of mental health problems than white women. Another worrying statistic is that black men experience psychosis around 10 times more frequently than white men.
Talking Space Plus is the local NHS Mental health and support service for Oxford. For a free and confidential NHS support to black adults experiencing common mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression and stress log onto www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/talkingspaceplus to self refer or call our service now on 01865 901 222